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Big Brother Goes Digital

2018-05-16T05:11:54+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Uncategorized|

In her seminal work The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling (1983), the sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild described a workplace practice known as “emotional labor management.” Hochschild was studying the extreme kinds of “emotional labor” that airline stewardesses, bill collectors, and shop assistants, among others, had to perform in their daily routines. They were obliged, in her

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How Abusive Relationships Take Root

2018-05-13T08:54:46+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The hallmark signs of the male abuser are well known to experts. He’s jealous. He exhibits a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality. He can be cruel with animals, to children. His instincts as the male in the relationship are traditionally cliché: overweening and dominant. But often it is the subtler, more incremental steps in the development of an

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M.I.T. Is Not Responsible for Student’s Suicide, Court Rules

2018-05-13T09:31:02+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a legal case closely watched for its potential implications for universities nationwide, Massachusetts’s highest court ruled Monday that M.I.T. could not be held responsible for the 2009 suicide of one of its students. nyti.ms/2FQbNd3

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His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late.

2018-05-13T09:50:56+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Many parents are astonished to realize that they may never see a transcript of their child’s grades. If they are lucky, the college might send home a congratulatory note, to be tacked onto the refrigerator, about the child making the dean’s list. But parents, often referred to as “authorized payers” on tuition bills, are not

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Are You Crazy?

2018-04-21T07:26:14+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health, Office|

The British Psychological Association released a remarkable document entitled “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia.” Its authors say that hearing voices and feeling paranoid are common experiences, and are often a reaction to trauma, abuse or deprivation: “Calling them symptoms of mental illness, psychosis or schizophrenia is only one way of thinking about them, with advantages and

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Auditory Hallucinations Yield Clues to Perception — Scientific American: Mind

2017-08-10T16:22:23+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health, UpLoadedMe|

.One theory posits hallucinations arise when the brain relies too strongly on these expectations, filling in details even when an actual auditory input does not exist. Culture and religion may also play a role in interpreting what individuals perceive, and whether the voices they hear are helpful or disruptive. via Do You Hear What I Hear?

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is No Joke — TIME

2017-08-09T04:15:40+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health, UpLoadedMe|

The biggest lie about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is that it’s funny, though it is, at times. I laugh when I remember running for the school bus barefoot every morning, brandishing my shoes and socks to flag down the driver, because I had to button and unbutton my uniform so many times — in multiples of four… via

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